2017 Issue Index


January Issue
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In this issue…

  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Happy New Year ~ Kaitlyn ~ Recognition Editors
  • Cover Story ~ Kaitlyn & Poirot
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Stealing Joy ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Playing By The Rules ~ How Important Is Eye Contact ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • The Training Zone ~ Training Progressions: It’s Never a Straight Line ~ Lori Drouin
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Setbacks In Training ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ 2017 New Year’s Resolution ~ Laurie Lo
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Drum Roll Please….. ~ John Cox
  • Janice Gunn’s Competition Obedience Series ~ Jancie Gunn (Service Announcement) 
  • The American Brittany (Service Announcement)
  • Attitude + Attention = Teamwork by Catherine Zinsky (Service Announcement)
  • DD’s Dog Training DVDs ~ (Service Announement)

February Issue
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In this issue…

  • Rhonda &  Jake ~ Cover Story
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Planning for Your Next Event ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Why Heel To A Metronome? ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Velma Janek, New Subscription Service, Facebook Group ~ Bob Self
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ Basic Principles ~ Robert Self
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Novice A or Novice B ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Foray ~ Directed Retrieve Fun ~ Janice Gunn


March Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2016 Open A Rating System ~ Peggy Bowers & Flynn
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ New Subscription Option ~ Ratings ~ Bob Self
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ What Does It Mean To Have Fun? ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • The Training Zone ~ Good Intentions ~ Lori Drouin
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ Inherent Factors In Dogs ~ Robert Self
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Training In Winter ~ Marilynn Miller
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ Style Points ~ Lauire Lo
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Obedience & Rally Blog ~ John Cox


April Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2016 Delaney Rating System ~ Lyn Heidinger & Tapper
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Group Exercises ~ Ratings ~ Bob Self
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Mirroring Behavior ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Things to Remember Before First Time Showing ~ Marilynn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Heeling Right About Turns ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • A Foray ~ Teaching Fronts for Competition Obedience ~ Janice Gunn
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Understanding the Difference ~

May Issue
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In this issue…

  • My Husband The New Exhibitor ~ Carole Moen
  • Your Dog Is An Elite Athlete ~ Aerobic Exercise ~ Petra Ford
  • Highlight Your Club ~ Golden Retriever Club of America ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Top 100 OTCH Dog Listing
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Let Her Work Through This ~ Marilyn Miller
  • The Training Zone ~ Teaching Dogs to Make Better Choices ~ Lori Drouin
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ Static Meditation ~ Laurie Lo
  • Playing By The Rules ~ The Beginner Novice Classes ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • A Foray ~ Flirt Pole Toy ~ Janice Gunn 
  • The Training Zone ~ Teaching Dogs to Make Better Choices ~ Lori Drouin
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Setting The Jumps ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ Controlled of Restricted Walking ~ Robert Self  

June Issue
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In this issue…

  • Rally Combined Ratings – Tracie Kolnsberg & Jelly Bean #1
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Stays vs. Groups ~ Bob Self
  • Your Dog Is An Elite Athlete ~ Winning Warm Up & Cool Down ~ Petra Ford
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Climbing The Ladder ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Highlight Your Club ~ Sherwood Dog Training Club ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Beginner Novice Heeling & Figure 8 ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Tips For Training Before Shows ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Detailed Articles by The Exercises ~ John Cox
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ The Jerk & Correction ~ Bob Self 

July Issue
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In this issue…

  • Cover Story ~ Autumn’s Many Colors CD BN HIT RE RL1 CW-OB1 CW-SR ~ Cynthia Hokes
  • Rally Advanced A Ratings ~ Australian Shepherd Treasuretyme Final Design RE CGCA Tops All
  • New Series! Tracking ~ A Walk Done Nicely ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ Letter To AKC Regarding Stays ~ Laurie Lo
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Proofing ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Club Highlight ~ Fox Valley Dog Training Club ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Facebook Group ~ Bob Self
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Principal & Non Principal Features ~ John Cox
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Beginner Novice Sit for Exam ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ Typical Heeling Corrections ~ Bob Self 

August Issue
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In this issue…

  • Cover Story ~ “Kalli `  Skyefire’s Glittering Goddess CDX RA BN CGC CD-C ~ Karen Thompson
  • Novice A&B Rating System ~ Karen & Kalli Top All!
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ AKC Group Exercise Task Force ~ Bob Self
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ He Only Does it Wrong in the Ring ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Beginner Novice Walk Around Ring ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Excellent Exposure To Distractions ~ Marilyn Miller

  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ Problem Barking ~ Bob Self
  • Tracking – A Walk Done Nicely ~ What is Scent? ~ Michael Pumilia
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Principal/Non-principal Features of Open Exercises ~ John Cox

September Issue
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In this issue…

  • Cover Story ~ Helen Carter’s “Potter” Savannas Whole Lotta Magic CD BN RA RATI RATS
  • 2016 First & Foremost Rating System ~ Lynn Heidinger & Tapper Repeat #1 Placing
  • Lori Drouin ~ Safety In The Sport
  • Connie Cleveland-Nolan ~ Are You Heading Out To Train?
  • Mike Brown ~ How Much are Dog & Cat Owners Willing to Spend on Their Companions?
  • Marilyn Miller ~ Breaking An Exercise Into Parts
  • John Cox ~ Ask Questions & Get it in Writing
  • Bob Self ~ Catherine Zinsky, Developing Anthology, Declines In Entries

October Issue
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In this issue…

  • Cover Story ~ Michael Pumilia ~ Judge Emeritus, Obedience & Tracking
  • 2016 F&F Rally Novice Rating System ~ Sandra & Sam
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Don’t Ever Waste a Failure ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Zoomies & Keep-Way ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Playing By The Rules ~ What is a Front? ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ The Vietnam Veteran ~ Lauire Lo
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Principal & Nonprincipal Features of Utility ~ John Cox
  • You Dog Is An Elite Athlete ~ Back Pain… Not Just for Humans ~ Petra Ford
  • Bob Self ~ Biscuits & Bones ~ Lori Drouin, Declines In Entries

November Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F Ratings: Top 100 Dogs of 2016
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Bud Kramer, Kozy & Luke, National Obedience League ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • The Training Zone ~ Randomization: Why To Do It, and Why Not ~ Lori Drouin
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching Your Dog To Do Catch ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Coming When Called Is Not An Option ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Confessions of an Obedience Junkie ~ The Jack In The Box ~ Lauire Lo
  • Tracking- A Walk Done Nicely ~ Part 3: A Human’s Smell ~ Michael P. Pumilia
  • A Foray ~ Name Game ~ Janice Gunn
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ A Philosophy of Three Basic Exercises ~ Robert Self

December Issue
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In this issue…

  • F&F Ratings: 2016 High In Trial Listing
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ AKC Regulation Changes ~ Bob Self Jr.
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Begin With The End In Mind ~ Connie Cleveland-Nolan
  • Aerobic Exercise ~ Static & Active Stretching and Range of Motion ~ Petra Ford
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Would You Please Pet My Dog? ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Foray ~ Competition Obedience Scent Work ~ Janice Gunn
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching The Front: Part 3: Rear Cross step ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Self-Trained ~ A Review of the Basics ~ Bob Self
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